By Katherine Lalancette The Kit Fri., May 3, 2019 I am a sucker for bells and whistles. A cream you scoop up with a teeny tiny gold spoon? Sign me up. The nectar of a flower that blooms for but a single day a year? Take my money! But every now and then, it’s the simple things that make me fall the hardest. Case in point: this pouch of shea butter from The Body Shop. That’s all it is: shea butter, in a pouch, that you buy at The Body Shop. And yet, I can’t get enough of it. Each bag packs the nourishing splendour of 192 shea nuts and nothing else, making it 100 per cent natural and vegan — and wonderful. I melt some between my hands and let it glide along my limbs and lips. I run my slippery fingertips through my hair and watch it get all smooth and shiny. And just like that, with one little product, I bid farewell to post-winter dryness and emerge buttery soft from head to toe. It’s as though I’ve been let in on nature’s … [Read more...] about This product made my skin, hair and lips softer than ever
VINCI, Italy: A lock of what some historians think is Leonardo da Vinci's hair went on display Thursday (May 2) at a museum in his Tuscan birthplace as they seek to prove it contains his DNA 500 years after the genius died.Presenting what he called a "relic" at the Leonardo library in Vinci devoted to the painter and Renaissance giant, art historian Alessandro Vezzosi told AFP how the whitish-blond hairs emerged from the shadows."This lock remained secret for a long time before we discovered it three years ago in the United States," he said."It will allow us to do DNA research on Leonardo," Vezzosi added."After studying Da Vinci's genaeology for 40 years, in 2016 we presented 35 living descendants of the master, and a short time later I was contacted by the collector who owns it and who agreed to show it."Leonardo da Vinci was born April 15, 1452, in Vinci, northwest of Florence, the illegitimate son of a wealthy landowner and a teenaged peasant.He died May 2, 1519, in Amboise, … [Read more...] about Experts comb through DNA from possible Da Vinci hair
LOS ANGELES - Even celebrities can have a bad hair day despite getting top treatment at a pricey salon. On Monday (April 29), Ellen DeGeneres did not brush off speculation about her new hairstyle, but cut to the chase with her full confession. "You may have noticed my hair is a little bit blonder today than usual and a little bit shorter than usual and that's because I had my hair done over the weekend. "And by over the weekend, I mean the entire weekend." DeGeneres, 61, said when she checked the mirror, she did not like the results. "It was like orange and pink and purple... not only was it a weird colour, it was damaged. "I would touch my head and my hair was falling out. My hair was so embarrassed, it didn't want anything to do with my head and said: 'I'm getting out of here.'" She could have worn a hat to cover up, but chose another team of colourists to do a rescue job, leading to the shorter, blonder look. According to the Daily Mail, her hair has to be treated with care for the … [Read more...] about Ellen DeGeneres suffers bad hair day at salon
By Kathryn Hudson The Kit Mon., April 29, 2019 I never know how often to wash my hair. I’ve read that it’s good to skip as many washes as possible, but my hair has a tendency to get quite limp after a day or two, maximum. I often resort to wearing it up or using dry shampoo to try to prolong my style, but I’m wondering if I should just wash it every day to freshen it up. Will that actually damage my hair? — Shelley, Oakville There is a good chance this question is also scrawled on the wall of a cave somewhere — painted in symbols by primitive man — because it seems like one of the most fundamental queries asked over and over again by humankind. (Perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but the topic does garner over 122 million hits when Googled online, so it seems clear we’re searching for an answer.) I, myself, engage in variations of this conversation several times a day. I have to carefully schedule when I … [Read more...] about Ask The Kit: Do I really need to wash my hair every day?
By Katherine Lalancette The Kit Mon., April 29, 2019 I am of the opinion that dry shampoo isn’t just practical, it’s political. Hear me out: While guys can hop in the shower, slip on a clean shirt and scarf down a Clif bar in 15 minutes flat, most women’s morning routines involve a lot more time and effort. Especially on hair wash days. But thanks to dry shampoo, we too can sleep in and be “low-maintenance,” at least for a few days a week. It’s freaking equality in a can. But, alas, that equality is under attack. Rumours are swirling that the grease-nixing stuff could actually be bad for our hair, even leading to thinning and shedding. Code Red, my friends. Unwilling to part ways with my beloved Batiste, I turned to the pros to see if there was any truth to the claims. Read on for everything you need to know. Is dry shampoo bad for hair? For most of us, the answer is no, says Dr. Jeff Donovan of Whistler’s Donovan Hair … [Read more...] about Is dry shampoo bad for your hair?